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Obituary for Norman R. Callaway
Norman R. Callaway Jan. 6, 1925 - April 7, 2010 Norman R. Callaway passed away in Crescent City, CA on April 7, 2010. He was 85. Norman was born January 6, 1925 in Sacramento, CA to Oree and Irma (Steele) Callaway. He grew up and graduated high school there. Norman enlisted in the US Army in 1943 and served in CA's own regiment, 40th Division, 160th Infantry, 3rd Battalion, I Company until being honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1945 having received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He returned to Sacramento where he earned an Associates Degree in Art from Sacramento Junior College. He married Margaret "Marie" Failor on June 12, 1948 in Sacramento. Norman spent most of his career in food sales in the Sacramento area. In 1980, they moved to Calaveras County where Norman worked part time for a grocery store until retirement, at which time, he and Marie moved to Brookings, OR. Norman was a very gifted artist and enjoyed everything from watercolors and pastels to sketching cartoons and caricatures. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marie of Brookings, sons, Craig Callaway (Susan) of Loma Rica, CA, Doug Callaway of Brookings, Rob Callaway (Patricia) of Elk Grove, CA, David Callaway (Melodye) of Torrance, CA, grandchildren, Jennifer, Meghan, Lindsey, Amy, Josh, Cindy, Carrie, Jeremy, Sarah and Michael, great grandchildren, Althea, Craig, Jack, Emma, Kylie, Lillian and Mackenzie. Norman was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Callaway. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Friends of Curry County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 382, Gold Beach, OR 97444 or to the South Coast Humane Society, PO Box 7833, Brookings, OR 97415. A celebration of Norman's life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00pm at Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield St. in Brookings. Refreshments will follow there.